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Archive for Veterans Benefits

Are VA benefits taxable?

      Military Retirement pay is taxable income like all other similar retirement income.  Military retirement pay is paid through the Department of Defense, Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS).  The pay stub will have DFAS in the address of the…

VA Aid and Attendance Pension Increase

After 2-years of no cost of living adjustments for VA Pensions, effective December 1, 2011, Veterans and surviving spouses will see the following increase in Pension awards:Married Veteran & Spouse:  $2,200 Single Veteran:  $1,704 Surviving Spouse:  $1,094 Spouse of a…

Veterans Career Training

     The Military Order of the Purple Heart now offers job training to combat wounded and disabled Veterans through the Veterans Vocational Technical Institute (VVTI).  Candidates accepted into the program are trained for the virtual Purple Heart Call Center (PHCC)…

What a Veterans Fiduciary Cannot Do

A fiduciary is someone who has undertaken to act for and on behalf of another in  a relationship of trust and confidence.  A fiduciary is expected to be extremely loyal to the person to whom he owes the duty (the “principal”):…

Veterans Benefits – Who qualifies?

Most people think of veterans benefits as being only for servicemen and women who were wounded or disabled while serving in the armed forces.  By and large, that is true.  But we have learned that there are substantial benefits that…